(made from Morlet's best barrels of cabernet): Bright, deep ruby. Aromas of cassis, licorice and graphite lifted by a violet topnote. At once sweet and penetrating, with terrific intensity and cut to the flavors of dark berries, licorice, spices, herbs, graphite and minerals. Already conveying strong personality and yet this wine is muscular and medicinal in the early going. The firm tannins avoid dryness, suggesting that this wine will gain with bottle age. The '09 version was more feminine than this one, but I'd like to taste the two vintages side by side in ten years.